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2004 Stories by Mark Dischinger

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  • Listen to America

    published November 17, 2004

    FRI 11/19 When airlines first began providing in-flight music via headphones, Ivan Tcherepnin had a brilliant idea: He thought of... More >>

  • Classics Meet the Cults

    published November 3, 2004

    Euclid Records (601 East Lockwood Avenue) moved into its new home in Webster Groves last year, and living near the Webster University Film Series'... More >>

  • Conservatives? Anyone?

    published October 27, 2004

    THUR 10/28 Perhaps you, too, suffered through the interminable John Kerry interview conducted by MTV's Gideon Yago, wherein Mr. Kerry... More >>

  • Ghouls Night Out

    published October 13, 2004

    Current Night & Day intelligence suggests that Halloween is imminent; this intelligence also indicates that area haunted houses are open for... More >>

  • Host of Ghosts

    published September 29, 2004

    St. Louis is teeming with ghosts, some claim -- granted, we are approaching the Halloween month, so the city is packed with haunted houses, the... More >>

  • Head Over Heels

    published September 29, 2004

    SUN 10/3 You've got to hand it to St. Louis: We're exploring every possible angle when it comes to reliving the 1904 World's Fair.... More >>

  • Bloomin' Beautiful

    published September 22, 2004

    SAT 9/25 "All the world's a stage," Shakespeare once said. For our money, there ain't a set designer in the land who could come up... More >>

  • Our Contemporary

    published September 8, 2004

    Has it really been just one year since the Contemporary Art Museum opened the doors to its new digs in Grand Center (3750 Washington Boulevard;... More >>

  • Must Be the Money

    published August 18, 2004

    The trouble lately is that some people are beginning to think Bush may not be as interested in the plight of the common man as his Texas grin... More >>

  • Dog Days of Summer

    published July 28, 2004

    SAT 7/31 Are we almost out of Lewis & Clark activities yet? Of course not! Despite 200 years of study time since Lewis & Clark's mystic... More >>

  • French Tips

    published July 14, 2004

    July is a month hot enough to breed revolution -- the fact that we can't throw off the invisible hand of the sun gets people angry enough to... More >>

  • The Boathouse Rocks

    published July 7, 2004

    The original Boathouse in Forest Park (on Post-Dispatch Lake, just down the road from the Muny) was built in 1876, which makes it as old as the... More >>

  • Play Fair

    published June 30, 2004

    In case you hadn't noticed, St. Louis gets pretty hopped up about Independence Day, as evidenced by the free über-party on the riverfront.... More >>

  • The King James Version

    published June 16, 2004

    Frederick Douglass posed the following question during his 1852 speech commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence: "What, to the... More >>

  • Free Wheelin'

    published June 9, 2004

    Among the sporting events arriving this summer amid the general hoopla of the World's Fair centennial celebration is one that's never seen St.... More >>

  • Hit the Deck

    published June 2, 2004

    The hallmarks of suburbia are many and varied: a two-car garage, a couple kids, a strip of zoysia between your castle and your neighbor's. A deck.... More >>

  • A Matter of Taste

    published June 2, 2004

    This weekend, two of St. Louis' tonier neighborhoods are holding "Taste" festivals. The Central West End's Art Fair and Taste (centered around... More >>

  • You Gotta Be There

    published May 26, 2004

    Summer always surprises us -- shocks us, even -- for no one is ever ready for that first humid day when you walk outside and collide with a wall... More >>

  • Cast the First Stone

    published May 19, 2004

    As any ditch-billy will tell you, when skipping rocks, you gotta wing 'em. Not pitching, not tossing, not hurling, just wingin'. Relax your wrist... More >>

  • Have Stick, Will Travel

    published May 5, 2004

    Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in America, and yet its popularity still lags behind lesser sports such as soccer or Amish rake... More >>

  • Holy Cow!

    published April 28, 2004

    SAT 5/1 Cards vs. Cubs: Can there ever be any common ground between these two contentious tribes? Not a truce, because it is their... More >>

  • Dirty Movies

    published April 28, 2004

    Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's block of surreal cartoons created for the immature human of drinking age, has started seeping into the... More >>

  • Lights! Camera! Life!

    published April 14, 2004

    It's a shame when you must resort to calling images iconic, but in some cases there just isn't another word. Case in point: Bob Dylan in... More >>

  • Best of the Verse

    published April 7, 2004

    "We were thinking when we started the open mic seven years ago how great it would be for people to think of St. Louis as a place to come for... More >>

  • Music for Bookstores

    published March 31, 2004

    Dunaway Books (3111 South Grand Boulevard, 314-771-7150) is a fantastic bookstore, a multilevel maze of shelves teeming with everything from old... More >>

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